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Friday, 30 November 2007

Top of the Blogs:

A round up from the world of Westminster and beyond…

WebCameron: My visit to Washington – part one
http://www.webcameron.org.uk/657

The Telegraph:
Robert Winnett on ‘Tories open up historic lead over Labour in polls’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/30/npoll130.xml

The Telegraph: Jeff Randal on ‘The wheels are coming off the government’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2007/11/30/do3001.xml

The Independent: Matthew Norman on ‘For Gordan Brown this really is terminal’
http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/matthew_norman/article3209843.ece

Time: Jeffery Sachs on ‘Citizens can do something about Climate Change’
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1688288,00.html

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Top of the Blogs:

A round up from the world of Westminster and beyond…

The Times: Daniel Finkelstein on ‘ Free your Forthcoming Fiasco Checklist’
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/daniel_finkelstein/article2957315.ece

The Telegraph: Simon Heffer on ‘Gordon Brown is in a hell of a mess now’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2007/11/28/do2801.xml

CoffeeHouse:
James Forsyth on ‘ Will Gordon listen to this advice?’
http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/377366/will-gordon-listen-to-this-advice.thtml

Platform 10: Graeme Archer on ‘Accountability – the most important political trait’
http://www.platform10.org/the-view-from-here/article/?no=129

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Top of the Blogs:

A round up from the world of Westminster and beyond…

Sp!ked: Mike Hume on ‘Where Blair had God, Brown has only Branson’
http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/4118/

The Telegraph: Rachel Sylvester on ‘Coming next… an even bigger database’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2007/11/27/do2701.xml

Platform 10: Gigantic
http://www.platform10.org/the-bright-stuff/article/?no=34

ConservativeHome: Sam Freedman on ‘Conservative education policy is going in the right direction’
http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2007/11/sam-freedman-co.html

Monday, 26 November 2007

Top of the Blogs:

A round up from the world of Westminster and beyond…

The Times: James Campbell on ‘ Could Gordan Brown be going Howard’s way?’
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article2943274.ece

The Telegraph: Janet Daley on ‘How much power can we give the people?’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2007/11/26/do2603.xml

CoffeeHouse: James Forsyth on ‘Can Gordan recover?’
http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/369661/can-gordon-recover.thtml

ConservativeHome: Andrew Haldenby and Laura Kounine on: Michael Gove should fund but not manage the nation’s schools
http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2007/11/andrew-haldenby.html

Friday, 23 November 2007

Top of the Blogs:

A round up from the world of Westminster and beyond…

Telegraph: Iain Dale on ‘Tories should pledge a vote on being in the EU’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2007/11/23/do2304.xml

The Times: Peter Riddell on ‘Missing data and economic worries erode faith in Gordan Brown’
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/peter_riddell/article2926561.ece

Spectator: Charles Moore: The Spectator’s Notes
http://www.spectator.co.uk/the-magazine/the-week/354341/the-spectators-notes.thtml

Platform 10: Matt Stockwell on Renewable Energy
http://www.platform10.org/the-view-from-here/article/?no=121

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Top of the Blogs:

A round up from the world of Westminster and beyond…

WebCameron: David Cameron explains key elements of Tory education policy
http://www.webcameron.org.uk/

Spectator: Fraser Nelson on ‘A Thorn In Gordon’s Brown’s Side’
http://www.spectator.co.uk/the-magazine/features/365581/the-largest-thorn-in-the-side-of-gordon-brown.thtml

CoffeeHouse: Fraser Nelson on ‘Set the people free’
http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/366911/set-the-people-free.thtml

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Top of the Blogs:

A round up from the world of Westminster and beyond…

Coffee House: Fraser Nelson on ‘Why the Government is in so much trouble’
http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/364446/why-the-government-is-in-so-much-trouble.thtml

The Times: Alice Miles on 'Second-class and lost in the post
If this government is incompetent enough to lose millions of personal details, is it safe with anything?'
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/alice_miles/article2910272.ece

Prospect: David Goldblatt on ‘Taking sport seriously’
http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=9917

Platform10: Michael Lynas on ‘A better team’
http://www.platform10.org/the-view-from-here/article/?no=120

Platform 10: ‘Admission of Guilt’
http://www.platform10.org/the-bright-stuff/article/?no=32

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Riding for the Disabled Autumn Gala

This afternoon I was privileged to be asked to present rosettes at Avon Riding for the Disabled's annual Autumn Gala.

The centre is so much more than just a riding stable. It provides the opportunity for disabled children and adults to overcome their disability in some small way, and learn to ride. Riding is not only liberating and fun, but it also provides therapy - good muscle exercise and increases the sense of balance.

Here I am presenting prizes to the young participants of the "Wizard of Oz" opening show. It was humbling to present prizes to young people who face such extraordinary daily challenges . Well done to all involved. A really remarkable, and wonderful afternoon.